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Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories [NOOK Book]

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Twenty-five celebrated Latino writers delight and move us with their recollections of Christmas in this splendid holiday extravaganza.
From Julia Alvarez's tale of how Santicló delivered a beloved uncle from political oppression to Junot Díaz's story of his own uneasy assimilation on his first Christmas in America, to Sandra Cisneros's poignant memories of her late father's holiday dinners, Las Christmas gives us true stories from writers of many traditions--memories of ...
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Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories

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Overview

Twenty-five celebrated Latino writers delight and move us with their recollections of Christmas in this splendid holiday extravaganza.
From Julia Alvarez's tale of how Santicló delivered a beloved uncle from political oppression to Junot Díaz's story of his own uneasy assimilation on his first Christmas in America, to Sandra Cisneros's poignant memories of her late father's holiday dinners, Las Christmas gives us true stories from writers of many traditions--memories of Christmas and Hanukkah that vividly capture the pride and pain, joy and heartbreak, that so often accompany the holidays in the Americas.
Richly illustrated and embellished with songs and poems, along with recipes for an unforgettable Christmas dinner--from traditional sweet tamales to Puerto Rican asopao (stew) and coquito (coconut eggnog)--this is an enduring treasury of Latino writing to read again and again.
A heartwarming holiday gift.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307426550
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,091,264
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Esmeralda Santiago
Esmeralda Santiago is the author of the memoirs When I Was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman, as well as a novel, América's Dream. She lives in Westchester County, New York.
Joie Davidow was a founder of the L.A. Weekly, L.A. Style magazine, and , a national Latino lifestyle publication. She lives in Los Angeles.


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Table of Contents

Introduction
Dulce de Naranja 3
The Three Kings Lose Their Way 13
PeMex Xmas 17
Good Night to Nochebuena 23
Big Calzones 33
Merry Crisis and a Hyper New Year! 43
Charity 51
Switching to Santiclo 59
Next Year in Havana 67
Nurturing the Wild Beast of Christmas 71
Oranges and the Christmas Dog 79
A Baby Doll Like My Cousin Jenny's 87
A Christmas Like No Other 95
It's Magic! 105
Barrio Humbug! 117
Un Poquito de Tu Amor 127
A Christmas Tree 133
The Gift of a Cuento 139
Colors Breathing Themselves into the Body 149
I Didn't Go Home (Christmas 1941) 155
Argue Not Concerning God 161
Oy! What a Holiday! 169
A Little Bit of Bliss 175
Nuestra Navidad en Chicago 187
(A Villancico from Peru) 20
(A Christmas Song from Ecuador) 50
(An Argentine Folk Song) 75
Jibarismos 93
(Asking for Lodging) 113
(The Holiday Assault) 194
Menu
Acknowledgments 197
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